Keystone XL Foes Turn Focus To Local Government

LINCOLN -- Now that state officials along the 1,700 mile route of the Keystone XL oil pipeline have stopped fighting the project, opponents are turning to low-level county commissions and zoning boards in an effort to slow the project. Landowners and other opponents are asking local officials along the pipeline route to pass resolutions opposing TransCanada's project. They're hopeful the signs of local opposition will give President Obama another reason to reject the pipeline, which would carry oil from the Canadian tar sands, through Nebraska, to refineries on the Texas Gulf coast. Obama could make a decision later this year.

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